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ing, in th nmnto F. H. ROSCOE. M. W.
A R. CYRUS A. CO.,
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Cieneral Collection and Kotary Pnblle
Ba.lnru Promptly Attended to.
M. N. KECK.
DESICNER AND SCULPTOR,
Mtaoacat and Hfadttonca,
AL.li KIIS Ol'CKJIETERl WORK
FINK MONTJMKNTS A SPECIALTY.
Opp R .rm H,n ALBANY. OREGON.
A Double Circular Water Power
IVear Lebnnon, Or.
Capacity ab"ut 5001 feet p r day. Also, 4J
acres of laud on which the sawmill
Also 1 are a targe stock of
FIRST QUALITY LUMBER
At lowest market rates for cash.
. W. WHRF.LF.R, Lebanon. Or.
Enlarging from Small Pictures. In-Bi-autaneous
Groceries and Provisions,
TOBACCO & CICARS,
Foreign and Domestic Fruits,
(taetaaware and dassware.
Urnpi and Una Flxtoreo.
Main t lkan.n. Orr(s.
ST. JOHN S HOTEL
Sweethome, Oregon, '
JOHN T. DAVIS, Proprietor
The table U supplied with the very best the
Nio eloan beds, and satisfaction g-uaranteed
te all g-oesta.
In connection with the above house
Keeps a Feed and Sale Stable, and will
accommodate tourists and travelers with
teams, guides and outfits.
Proprietors ot the
Livary, Sale Mfl Feefl Staples
Southeast Corner of Main and Sherman.
Fine Buggies, Hacks.Har
COOD RELIABLE HORSES
For parties going to Brownsville, Wa
terloo, Sweet Home, fecio, and all
parts of Linn County.
All kinds of Teaming
BURKHART & BILYEU
PACIFIC COAST NEWS.
A CABLE. CAR ACCIDENT
A' Hrakentan 'Terribly Mangled.
Fatal HhootliiK Affray. A Mailer
A MURDERER PLEADS CUILTY.
l ire In a Collier.
Considerable excitement was caused
by a cry of fiie from the Enoch Tal
bot, which is discharging coal for the
Northwestern Transportation Com
pany at the Pacific street wharf, 8.m
Francisco. The Talbot is an oltitimer
and when it was learned that fire had
broken out on Ler everybdy got
ashore as quickly as p'esible. She
was loaded with Cheiry valley coal
from Washington territory, which
had become ignited by epontaneous
combustion. The tirehoat was not
sent for, as it was feared that the salt
water she used would damage thecoul,
and a stream w.-w introduced into the
hold from shore, which, after some
loss, extinguished the fl.tmep.
Wrecks la Arctic Waters.
Capt. C. T. Thomas, superintendent
of the Aleutian Fihhing &. Mining
Company on Kodiak ielaud, Ala k t,
who arrivtd at San Fraacico by the
bark Hope, gives an account of the
sinking of the schooner Isabella and
seventeen of her crew. There were
several other wrecks in the vicinity of
Kodiak inland, but no tlue to the
identity of any could be found hi the
wreckage that evtry day, dunug bad
weather, drifted on the islands. All
hat is known is they were principally
Cable Car Accident.
As a train on the California street
cable line in San Francisco w is com
ing down the bill be( ween Stockton
ftreet and Durxnt,the grip broke and
the car immediately shot rapidly
downward. Hie cor.dwcU-r and grip
man, and a few passengers, applied
themselves to putting on the brakes,
but a rawj' rity of those on board
jumped eff and several were more or
lees bruised. Oie man lit squarely
on the top of his head on the cubbies
xnd lay for a few moments as if dead,
but afterwards recovered.
A mnrderer Pleads (nllty.
R. L. Sykes, charged with the mur
der of G-.orge Henderson at Redding,
Cal., has pleaded guilty. It will be re
membered that Henderson was killed
while riding on the stage from Rd-
dicg to Alturas, at a point about f rty-
eeven miles east of Redding, in Octo
ber 'S7. The arrest and conviction of
Sykes was due to tho fTrts of a de
tective of Vt lis, Fargo A Co., who has
-P'red no efforts to bring to justice
he perpetrator cf the crime.
A Brakeman Terribly Jlanglfd.
E A. Dowh ir, a brakeman en the
Northern PciSc, met with a terrible
accident at Baekl,y, V. T. While
crossing from one cr to another he
fell between them while they were in
motion. The cars passed over Lis
right leg below the kuee, and the left
ankle, cutting both off. When the
train backed up to the scene of the
accident it was found that he had
bound both stumps with his handker
chief nd crawled to a ditch and im
mersed them in water. Both legs
were amputated. He is in a critical
Fatal atiootlne- Affray.
As court adjourned at Fresno, Cal.,
in the case of Ida Hitchcock, who is
suing W. A. Caruihers for f 25,000 for
defamation of character, Henry Hard-
wick and Robt. beconce, witnesses for
the defendant and plaintiff respec
tively, became engaged in an alterca
tion which resulted in Haniwick fa
tally Bhooting Seeonc-e. A brother of
thelatter, who was present, drew a re
volver andhred several shots at Hard
wick, who fell also fatally wounded.
One f the Chester's Victims.
A boatman found the body of a wo
man floating in the b y, on the north
side of Alcatraz island, near San
Francisco. The remains were towed
to a wharf and taken to the morgue.
The condition of the body indicates
that it had been in the water a long
time, as the flesh is totally removed
from the head and upper and lower
limbs. The coroner is of the opinion
that the remains are those of one of
the victims of the steamship City of
Chester, which was sunk in G-lden
Gate in August last.
Two miners Radly Hart.
The cave in the tunnel of the N; rth
Banner mine at Grass Valley, Cal., re
sulted in injuring William Jones most
s-vverelv. His right arm was crushed
and had to be amputated below the
elbow and his left foot was crushed eff
and was amputated higher up. His
recovery is doubtful. George Ellis
was badly injured ir the back and it
is probable that his spinal cord is
injured. Both men reside here and
A Sailor Madly Beaten.
The British bark Minmyhive came
into port at San Francisco from New
castle, and James Baine-, one of the
seamen, smuggled a. note ashore ttthe
Coast Seamen's Union, seking for as
sistance. The patrolmen of the uaTon
at once investigated the case. He
found that Baines was a union man,
and on the 15th of last month, while
he was unable to work, he was set up
on by Capt. Webster and the first
mate, aud was so badly used up that
he was confined to his bunk for three
weeks, and is Btill in a very weak con
dition. Capt. Webster is not amen
able to American law, and the only
hope the sailor has of redress is
through tie British vice-consul.
Killed by a f alling Tree.
William Ames, a young man from
Michigan, was found dead in the woods
near Edmonds, W. T. He had been
working in the woods, and was caught
by a falli"g tree, his neck being
broken. Young Ames leaves a
mother and sister in Michigan, who
have been depending on him for sup
port. Train Accident.
The late train from Alameda for
San Francisco, ran iuto the previouc
train, which ha-J distbled its engine
and was lying ever being repaired
The conductor of the die "bled train,
Robert Gaunce, had his spine injured,
probably fatally. The engine and
four cars w.-re badly smeshed up.
A Woman l-rlghtfully Hnrned.
Ellen Kobler, a middle-aged woman,
of Los Angeles,' Cal., becoming im
patient at the tardy lighting of the
wood in her cooking stove, poured
coal oil on the smouldering wood from
a can. A flash am an explosion fol
lowed, covering the woman with the
ignited oil. She was frightfully
burned about the head aud arms.
The injuries my prove fatal.
Itlattrass factory Hnrned.
A fire started in the mattrass fac
tory on the corner of Eighteenth
street and San Pablo aveaue, Oak
land, Cal., and befoie the bl.ne could
he extinguished it had burned the
building to the ground and partinlly
destroyed the adj icent structure. The
mattrat-s factory was also occupied as
a earpentering and machine shop.
Upstairs a family resided. The build
ing was owned by Mrs. William Greg
ory, and was valued at f 12,000; intur
auce was f8,000. A ioition of the
building owned by J. C Wilson, and
oecup'td as a carriage factory, was h1
so destroyed. Several hundred iol
lars will cover thia damage.
light Collision In the Harbor.
Theie was a collision in the bay near
Sin Francisco. The schevner Orient
from Coos By, while beating in
against an ebb tide, fouled the Danish
bark Hydra from Hong Kong, which
was anchored off the Lombard street
wharf. The damage done was trilling,
and the Orient anchored in the stream
while the crew set up her damaged
I' I re at I.os .tngrlrt.
Fire broke out in a two-itory frime
building in Loi Angeles, Cal. The
upper story was occupied as a lodging
house and thrj lower story used as a
height store, pawn shop and dry
goods store. The upper story was
gutted. L wei are estimated between
15,000 and $6000.
Snlcldeof an Old Keldler.
H. W. Copeland has ben found
dead with his ihro.it cut in an old
building near Santa Maria, Cal. The
deceased was au old soldier, a native
of Massachusetts, and suffrred from
wonnds and otlxr troubles. He com
A Captain llr.pt Wead.
DjnalJ Campbell, captain of the
British bark Tronga'e, now in port at
San Diego, Cal , droped dead aboard
his ship. She has been here two
weeks and s chartered to carry a
cargo of lumber from Paget Sound to
A Mysterious Crime.
A very mysterious shooting affair,
tiich will, in all likelihood, cause the
death of Mrs. Rottie Stocke, residing
O l Greenwich street, in Philadelphia,
occurred. Three shots were heard in
the house, and an itnocr, upon in
vestigalion, found that a Cuban
named Fred Rimos had shot Mrs.
Stockes three times, two of the bul
lets taking effect in her face and the
third one in oue of her lungs. The
officer arrested Rimos, but only suc
ceeded in doing so after the prisoner
had fired a shot and been clubbed in
to insensibility. Both Mrs. Stockes
and Raimos were taken to a hospital,
where the former is dying, aud the
latter is either feigning or is actually
uneonsciou. Not the slightest clue
as the motive for the crime can be
learned, the woman being unable, by
reason of the wounds in her face, to
talk, and the prisoner is likewise si
lent. Mrs. StockeB has a seven-year-old
child, and lived wiih her husband
in the house where she received her
wounds. Her'husband, who returned
to the house shortly after the affair,
can throw no light upon it.
Fatal Boiler Explosion.
An accident, resulting in the killing
of five persons and injuring many
others, took place on the farm of Jonas
Spayd, near Redding, Pa, where the
boiler of a steam threshing machine
in operation exploded, and killed Ii vin
Puntelberger, William Rever, Joseph
H Machmer and Isaac Marbtrger,
boys, and Joseph Spayd. The bodies
of all five were hui led from thirty to
fifty feet, and were terribly mutilated.
The body of Machmer was hurled
clear thiongh the weather boarding of
a barn. The buil ling was a complete
wreck, and the force of the exploMoti
wis felt many miles awav. . Gcorg .
H nnershitz, Sr., was badly injurede
ana cannoi rt cover. x-ngineer
Hoover sustained severe bruises. John
Riegel was injured internally, and two
or three others are seriously hurt.
Minnie Baer, aged 10 years-, suffered a
concussion of the brain, and will die.
Killed by the Indians.
A party of prospectors, headed by
McDom.ld, the half-breed, who has in
duced the Flathead Indians to divulge
a long-kept secret a? to the location of
some remarkably rich mines in the
B':ackfoot couh'ry, Montana, while
clambering over the steep mountain
sides were horrified to find the skele
tons of two white men. One had a
bullet-hole through his forehead, and
both had evidently been killed by hoB;
tile Indians. Beside the skeletons lay
a small pile of quartz. Evidently they
were the first prospectors and pioneers
of the Blackfoot Hills, and for years
had lain on the bare, bleak hillside.
The discoveries made have caused a
stampede to that section.
A Duel Met ween Brothers.
A. terrible, and fatal shooting affray
occurred ,at Blackfoot, L T. James
and John Hutchinson had been at
outs for some months past, aud James
often threatened to shoot his brother
on sight. John evaded him in everv
possible way, and was on the point of
leaving the country to avoid him when
fli affair occuried. The brothers
were in a saloon, and both reached for
their revolvers, five shots were tired,
and James was shot through the head,
dying two hours after. John received
t bullet through his ear. He surrend
ered at once to the sheriff.
H. C. Biyans, who resided a few
miles south of Bonhaai, Tex., was
stabbed by his 17 year-old son, Nely
Bryaus. The knifu severed an artery,
caut-itig the old man's almost instant
death. The difficulty waa occasioned
by the father asking his son, who h id
been away two years, either to nome
home and go to work or get his clothes
and leave lor good. Immediately af
ter the murder the boy fl-jd, aud has
not yet been apprehended.
Mcralnary Hnrned. .
The Mouticello ladies' seminary at
Godfrey, 111., caught fire at 1 o'clock
in the morning, and by daylight whs
destroyed. Mii-s. Haskell, the princi
pal, aroused all the pupils, order d
them to secure what c -fleets tliev could
aud escaje. All got out without in
jury, though many failed to properly
clothe themselves in haste to encape.
Of all the property of the school only
two pianos and three organs were
saved. The loss agregate 1150,000;
insurance, f 75 000. The loss to pupils
and teacher in clothing, j iwtlry, etc.,
is not included in th;s estimate. The
pupils are being cared for by the citi
zens for awhi'e, when they will be
sent to their homes.
A Horrible w lie Murder.
Thomss Kane fatal!y stabbed his
wife at Pittsl urg; P. The wum.u
was sitting up with her dead child and
Kane, who had lieen drinking, came
into the room and accused her of
laughing. 8he denied the accnsntion,
but without further argument he drew
a knife and thrust it into her abdo
men. Horse "lent In tlnnle.
A eculiar feast has 1 served at
a Philadelphia club'. Pandora, a fam
ous steeplechaser, was shot a few days
ag , on account of incurable )ampe"-s.
and some if the choicest stakes cut
from his carcass were served up at this
club as Filet a la Pandora" to sev
eral guerts. Dr. Rush 8. Huidekoper,
her owner, and the cooks being sworn
to secrecy. The gu-st pronounced
the meat very toothsome, but were
much surprised on learning that they
hsu l-en eating hor-e meat. They
thought the dish was named iu honor
of this hors.
Hnrned to Uealb.
The livery stable i f D. D. Withers,
on East Thirty-fourth street, in New
York, was burnel. In it were burned
V) deat-i Thomas Cary, a newsbov,
and twenty-seven horses. John ,
Riach. a newsbov. was tleeninr in the!
stable witn uary ana was so severely
tmrnea tuat ne is not expected to re
cover. The loss is 4U,X.
Three lassf Iten Drowned.
While fi-ur young nun, James
Hayes, Henry Gorruley, Wm. Sellan
nnd Charles Ceg n were sailing in
Dirtlweter bay, near Boston, Maw.,
the boat cap-iixed, and the three first
mentioned weie drowned.
The Thirty Volumes Written by the I.ste
Emperor of Germany.
There has been a groat deal of gossip
of the wildest and most scandalous
kind about Prussian State papers which
are alleged to have been found missing
at Potsdam after the death of the Em
peror Frederick, and it is stated that
they were handed by the Empress
Victoria to the Queen when her Majesty
was at Charlottenburg, and that they
are in England. These stories culmin
ated in the malevolent Inventions of an
evening paper about the "virtual Im
prisonment" of the Empress Victoria,
which, however, were such palpable
fictions that they excited no attention
at home or abroad. The real truth,
however, which reaches me from a
trustworthy correspondent in Germany,
Is that the diary of the Emperor Fred
erick can not be found. The Emperor
had kept a journal during more than
thirty years (ever since his marriage),
which was not a mere record of his
movements and occupations, but an
elaborate running commentary upon
public affairs both political and social
very much in the Btyle of Mr.
Grevilla's Memoirs. This diary waa
contained in thirty Immense volumes,
each being secured by a lock, and
directly after the Emperors's death
his successor, at the request of Prince
Bismarck, demanded that the whole of
them should at once be given up, in
order that his majesty's reminiscences
might be placed among the Prussian
State archives at Berlin. Tho Empross
refused to surrender the volumes, and
when a second and a more peremptory
application was made after the Em
peror's funeral, her Majesty announced
that the diary had been taken to En
gland by the Queen, and that she
would probably publish It, as it had
been her husband's particular wish
that it should be published after a
suitable revision, and that h had re
quested her to act as his literary exe
cutrix. The Empress, I hear, added
that justice to the late Emperor's
memory requires this publication, as
he would derive aa much benefit from
It as her father, the Prince-Consort,
did from the publication of Sir Theo
dore Martin's work. The idea of such
a proceeding is, however, very obnox
ious to Prince Bismarck, who appre
hends that the Empress might take
vbat he would regard as an extremely
.nad equate view of her duties as editor,
and, of course, the Emperor William
objects very strongly to any publica
tion which might reflect upon German
policy in the past, or whioh might be
in any way injurious to what he con
ceives the present or future interests
A the empire. Here the dispute rests,
jut one may predict with confidence
hat there will be no publication for
tome years to come, and that when the
liary does appear it will contain noth
ug to which either the Emperor or his
d vise rs can reasonably take exception.
Devoiei to tub Intkkxhts ok Farmf.ro
Regularity in feeding, watering and
milking are important matters in the
dairy. Practice it.
The latest returns show that pleuro
pneumonia is more prevalent In Scot
land than in England ; thus thirty
one of the outbreaks are reported from
Englih counties; aud thirty nine
from Hootch conntie; while of the
cattle attacked 140 were in England
nd 170 in Scotland. The districts in
England where the disease has re
cently been most prevalent have b en
Ken', Lancaster and the Metropolis,
in which about two-thirds of the out
breaks have been reported
The practice of putting foddr rdowu
in silos has led to many exerimenU
in preserving fodder, and the last ef
fort is given in the Country (irntUman
as follows- "I cut an J shocked when
corn ws in the dough and let it stand
until dry enough to husk ami thresh.
Th-n cut it up in half-inch lengths
and filled the silo heaping full of it,
and put on neither weight nor cover
I have tried every way to handle the
corn crop and like this I lie best. My
thresher leaves chaff, blades and hutks
about two-thirds the bulk. In feed
ing this cut feed a few hogs are ne-eded,
as sctvingers, aa cattle do not digest."
Where the quantity of manure is
limited and the soil poo.', larger croos
of corn can urdoudtedly be grown by
applying the manure in the hill than
by spreading broadcast, provided it is
thoroughly decomposed. Green ma
nure fresh from the fable or cellar,
should never be applied iu the hill,
but should lie spread broadcast upon
the furrows and harrowed in. It in
much better for succeeding crops to
spread well decomttosed manure and
hasten the growth the fiist of the sei
son by applying a spoonful of firt
class commercial fertiliser in the bill,
covering it with earth before dropping
"Last week," suys the Rural New
Yorker, "we ate a piece of beef that
bad bteu packed in snow for more
than a month. Tue flavor was delic
ious. The beef was packed during a
comparatively warm spell. The ouly
srow to te obtaine-d whs the remaiiif
cf a drift under a shady bank. A
quanity of this snow wai placed at
the bottom of a barrel aud well
pounded down. A piece of the meat
was placed ujon the snow and then
mere snow lirmly packed uiourtd it.
The barrel stood in the barn and the
meat has kept iu ierfe t condition. If
the snow had melud the meat would
have been placed at once in brine."
A Massachusetts journal says : The
quality of Northern farm help is de
teriorating. In nothing is this seen
more clearly than in the management
of teams. Every hired man wants to
work with the team, most of them lf-
cause they think this part of the woik
the easiest. The team has to suffer,
poorly cared for at all times, and
liable to severe beatings when th-
diiver is provoked. A high-spirited
horse is soon ruined by eu.h trea'men'.
and this fact is causing a great in
crease in the number of mules now
kept by Northern farmers. The mule
hits long been contidered necessary at
the South, where the farm labor has
been much less intelligent than it U
Appearance has much to do with
the sale of manure. It is a popular
fallacy that muck, being black, mut
therefore be very rich. It is o'ten
used by ladles in making flower beds,
where it it handled with great sutia-
Uciion, being light, porous and not
adhesive when dry. But unless it has
been out of the swamp a year or two,
exposed to air and light, it is poor
stuff for roots to feed in, not nearly so
goou as the rich soil from a well-manured
garden. The porousness of
muck fits it admirably for a mulch fur
newly planted roots or plants, but this
makes the soil drv out much too
qui- kly when once the muck is mixed
A mixture of resin and lard is re
commended for applying on the trunks
of trees to repel the borei. Linseed
ml mixed with toot, and applied the
first week in Juno, has kept ttie borer
from attacking trees thus protected
lor two or three years after its appli
cation. Carbolic soap is also a good
lepellant. If the borer has already
effected a lodgment, he must be dug
cut or followed up into his hole with a
flexible wire and killed. Apple and
peach trees should be examined tho
latter p.trt of the summer, even if
some offensive subsUuce has been
used to drive away the enemy. It
may have failed to reach every part of
the trunk liable to attack.
E.rly potatoes are ready to be dug
at any lime afler , their leivcsdjc
down, as it is to be presumed that this
was the sign of thfcir maturity. But
late-planted potatoes after a moit fall,
are often green until frost cuts tlK-nt
down. It is not safe to dig such po
tatoes at once. A little time must be
given to allow them to ripen, which
will be known by the skin not slipping
when bruised, as an unripe potato
skin will peel. The ripening after the
stems and leaves . are killed proceeds
very slowly, possibly only some of the
unfrozen sap in the stem is left to suc
cor the potato. So long as the skin
slips ' easily, the potato must be
handled with great care. If bruised
in warm weather the potatoes will rot
down like so many apples, or eveu
woibe at liiiios.
Admiral Porter, the head of the
navy, receives a higher salary than the
commander of the army. He is paid
113,000 a year, while Lieut.-Gen. Sher
idan receives only 811.000, although
the latter is allowed a commutation of
$100 a month for quarters' forage for
The finest rosea are selling in New
York at one cent each. They are
cheaper than vegetables, but not quite
so nourishing. It is said, however,
that Turkish women who want to be
plump eat them with butter. -
RKMAnt.K QUoTATtOXS Carkfullt Re
visko iCvEiir Week.
WHEAT Vslley, fl 403?1 421
WallaWalla.il 321 35.
BARLEY Whole, 0 851 00;
ground, per ton, '520 002l DO.
OATS Milling, 3234e.j feed, 28
HAY Baled. flOf 13.
SEED Blue Grass, 12015c.; Tim
othy, 78c; 11-,-d Clover, Hl2Jc.
FLOUR Tatent Roller, $5 00;
Countrj Brand, f i 50.
EGGS Per doz, 30c.
BUTTER Fancy roll, per pound.
25c.; pickled, 22J25c; inferior
CHEESE Eastern, al3c.; Ore
gon, 13 14c; California, 14c.
VEGETABLES Beets, per nckL
II (X); cabbage, per lb., 1c. ; carrots,
persk., $ 75; lettnce, jier doz. 10c;
onions, 85; potatoes, per 100 lbs.,
40e.; radLdiee, jn-r doz., 1520c;
rhubarb, per lb., 6c.
HONEY In comb per Ik, 18c;
strained, 5 gaL tins, ier lb. 8Jc
TOULTRY Chickens, per doz..
14 004 50; ducks, per doz., 5 00(3
0 00; gese, $6 007 00; turkeys,
per lb., IOc.
PROVISIONS Orgn hams, 12c
lcr 1. ; Eastern, 15lGc. ; Easteri.
breakfast bacon. 12c. pt-rlb. ; Oregon
K'(&lle.; Eastern lard, 10ll Jc. per
lb. ; Oregon, 10c.
GREEN FRUITS Apple, f 0
(a, 75c: Sicily lemons. $6 00(5,6- 50
California, $G 0ta6 50 ; Nva I oranges
f6 00; Riverside, 5 00; Mediterra
nean, 4 25.
DRIED FRUITS Sun dried ap
ples, 4c. per lb. ; machine dried, 10(
11c; pitiess plums, 7c,; Italian
prunes, 1M(S 12c. ; peaclies, 10gllc;
raisins, f 2 40g2 60.
HIDES Dry beef hides, 1213c;
culls, 6a7c; kip and calf, 10(12c.
M.irraiu, 10 12c. ; tallow, 4344c.
WOOL Valley, 15alSc; Eastern
LUMBER Rough. r M, f 10 00;
edged, per M, I2 00; T. and G.
shes thine, per M, f 13 00; No. 2 floor
ing, per M, $18 W; No. 2 eviling, pel
M,$18 00; No.2mstic,rM,18 00;
clear rough, per M, $ 20 00 ; clear P. 4
S, perM, 22 50; No. 1 flooring, per
M. 22 50; No. 1 ceiling, per M,
f22 50; No. 1 rustic, ier M, f22 50;
stepping, per M, $25 00; over 12
inches wide, extra, fl 00; lengths 40
to SO, extra, $2 00; lengths 50 to 60.
extra, 4 00; 1J lath, per M, 2 25;
4 lath, per M, $2 50.
COFFEE Quote Salvador, 17c;
Costa Rica, 18(3 20c; Rio, lS20c;
Java, 27$c ; Ai buckle's's roasted, 22c.
MEAT Beef, wholesale, 2j3c;
dressed, 6c; sheep, 3c; dre-sed, 6c;
hogs, dressed, b7c; veal, 57c
BEANS Quote small whites, 4 50;
pinks, $3; bayos, 3; butter, ?4 60;
Limas, f 4 50 per cental.
PICKLES Kegs auoted steady at
SALT Liverpool grades ot fine
quoted 113, 19 and f 20 for the three
sizes; stock salt, f 10.
SUGAR Frices for barrels; Golden
C.0c; extra C, 6c; dry granulated,
7jc. ; crushed, fine crushed, cube and
iiowdered, 7 jc. ; extra G, bac: halves
and boxes, c higher.
The new wire gun at Shoeburyness,
England, throws a five hundred-pound
shell a distance of twelve mile, the
greatest distance ever covered by a
Mayor Filier, ot Philadelphia, is a
rope-msker, and he sometimes exhibits
to his friends a curious rope cable that
he keeps in his i fh e. It is made oi
hangman's rope, each strand having
been taken from a rope by which
some poor criminal's neck was broken.
A melon patch near Orlando, Fla.,
is said to bo haunted by the ghost of a
boy who died after eeling some of its
fruit which he had stolen. Persons
who pass the place at night claim to
have seu a white fi.uie and to have
heard unearthly shrieks ard groans.
Lvidently a case of cholera, in phan
In one apaituient ol Wiuddor Castle
called the Gold Room, there is stored
away gclJ plate to the value of $12,-
000,000. O le piece alone, a salver of
gold, is worth o0,000, and there is a
gold candleabrum in the room valued
at fully as much. It U heavy as to
ri quire the combined strength of two
meu to lift it.
Lightning playtd a queer caper on
it ranch near Buffalo, Wyoming Ter
ritory, recently. It struck a barb-wire
'enee, and for a distance of four huu
dred yards melted the barbk without
injuring the strands and pulled one
end of the staples holding the wires
to the poits. The extracted euds were
neatly turned into corkscrews and
Macon, Qi., enjoyed the luxury of a
wrestling match between a bear and a
colored man. The bear seemed to be
the best wrestler of the two, and would
go at it just like an old veteran. He
gave the colored man several hard falls,
oue of which waa made with very
heavy force. After hurling the man
to tho ground the bear would stand on
Last year, out in Iowa, a mad dog
bit a steer, which in turn bit a pony,
which tried its teeth upon a bull,
which, upon going mad, -chewed -up
fence rails as though they were "hay,
and wound up by biting and goring
his owner. . So far the man has es
caped rabies, but his neighbors have
raised a purse to sendjtim to Pasteur
for treatment, and he is now on his
way, in charge of a local physician.
AN EDITOR'S WOOING.
The Condition on Which CalUta Be'laRi
Aeeepted Mr. Clop. ton.
'Callsta Bellamy, my happlnes .
In your hands!"
Mortimer Clugston, who utter i
these words, was the editor and pro
prietor of the Doodlevllle 1'eljer. 11.
had pleaded his suit with an earnest
nes that had broken a collar-lmtto.
and nearly loosened a front tooth, ani
as he stood awaiting the younjr lady'
answer he could distinctly feel the in
terest growing on the note of fll.3
due in one month, which he owed to
the accommodating gentlemen In Chi
cago who kindly furnished his paper
Gathering courage from her silencw
ho broke out ngaln:
"Calista. your manner leads me to
hope. May I promise myself that you
will fill the chasm in my life that er
yawns for yon? A bright future may
be yours, Calista. With you by my
side as an assistant in an editorial
career, as a proof-reider, as a helper
in folding papers Thursday afternoon,
making up mails, doing up single
wrappers and looking after the ac
counts of delinquent subscribers,, I
could make the Ytlper even a greater
power In the land than it Is now."
"Mr. Clugston." said Miss Bellamy,
"may I ak vou what the circulation of
the 1 t lper ii?"
"About a thousand. Miss Calista."
I am not the press agent of a circus
and menageie, Mr. Clugston," replied
the young lady. "I am not getting up
a newspaper directory, nor trying to
make a contract with yoa for advertis
ing a patent clothes-wringer. Yon can
afford to tell me the truth."
Of coure I only mean 1,000 in
round numbers. My actual circulation
is 886, but it is growing every day.
Miss Calista. I work off three quires
more than the Jasper ll?rnld of Ameri
can Liberty does, and he claims 1,600.
In less than a year you and I could
make even - the circulation cf Doe
Reeves Pinhook Jigtjcr look mighty
"Excuse the question, Mr. Oxiston,
but have you a paying advertising
"Advertising? There hasn't been
an issue of the JVfwT for Hire years
that has had less than 1.50 worth of
pay locals for emulsions of cod liver oil
inserted next to pure rendiDg matter
on the editorial pajre. I have a trunk
full of due-bills from sewing-machine
companies, organ manufacturers and
proprietors of patent wind-mills to ap
ply on tho purchase of those artictes
when I want to buy them; and out in
my coalshcd I have patent medicine
enough, paid for in advertising, to kill
a regiment of Benjral tigers. I alwayf
travel on a railroad pass, good any
where between Saluda and Harker's
Corners. I never get less than seven
complimentary tickets whenever a c' r
cus and menagerie comes to Doodle
ville, and every wedding' in the neigh
borhood brings me in a box of assorted
scraps of cake. I teii you. Mis?
Calista. the Ytlper is humping itself
along in more ways than advertising.
Some of my editorials have been copied
into the Brimfield Tomnhavk and
Eureka Thuncrbull, and pronouncec
the ablest articles on chinchbus ir
corn and the moral influence; of womai
in politics that have been printed ir
any of the papers for miles around
and I have been prominently men
tioned as a candidate for the positio.
of delegate to the district lode o'
Good Templars." '
" " 1 am not insensible to the distinc
tion you offer to confer on me. M
Clugston," said the young lady, softly.
"I will be your wife on condition tha
it shall not be a part of my duty t'
wash the office towel." -
Wash the office towel. Calisfcr
exclaimed Mortimer Clugstone. as h"
hair rose straight np on end in :t
paroxysm of amazement, "we nevei
wash it. so help me Benjamin Frank
lin! When it isn't in use for breaking
kindlings or propping up a window ii
always stands behind the door. O
Calista! Are you mine at hast?"
The neighborhood cats wailed doliri
ou:iy their touching notes of despair
ing' love and defiant hate, the pensivt
frofrs in the adjacent pond discoursof
monotonously in Volapuk. the belatet
Bellamy cow bawled loudly her pur
pose to stand at the gate ot the ba -a-yard
and blaspheme until somebodr
came to let her in, and npon the ea'
of the mild-looking old lady who was
listening at the keyhole of the Bollaui;
parlor there smote a sound like nntfl
that which is made by a retired
squash colliding forcibly"with the sidt
of a brick house. Chicago Tribune.
The Beaver's Building Instinct.
A gentleman living in Montana
caught a pair of kitten beavers, and
kept them in a box in his barn. They
were gentle, affectioaata little creatures
and showed no disposition to be dis
contented with their lot, until one day
an accident happened which roused
their sleeping instinct for dam-bailj-ing,
and converted them into shy,
wild "beavers almost ia a day. The
outlet of tee watering trough becama
stopped up. and the water in conse
quence ran over the side and made a
little stream through the barnyai-d.
It was the sight of running water that
revealed to the beavers the strongest
impulse of their -natures. At once
they dragg?d brooms, pitchforks and
everv other available thing to the
stream, and did the best they could to
make a dam. The next day they dis
appeared, and it was not until a dam
arose in a creek n?ar by that the gen
tleman knew what had become of his
pets. But they were his pets no
longer; they bad at onee become as
L ild as if they had never seen a man.
When a f reightX agent telis you
that your trunk ia waxing shaky, and
needs a strap,, ask him if he has any
straps for sale. If he says he has, you
may rest assured your trunk ia all
right and doesn't require one any more
than a country dentist needs a diploma.
"When are you going to make me
that promised visit, Marion? Soon, I
hone?" "I am afraid not. dear. I in
vited a hired girl to come and stay
with me last week, and I shall have to
stav . at home and see that she has
everything to make her comfortable.
SPAIN'S FAIR DAMES.
The Ways of Maids aad Matrons In the
Land of tho Troabadomra.
When a Spanish woman Is beautiful
she is beyond compare; but this
transoendent beauty, contrary to what
travelers would have us believe. Is tha ;
exception rather than the role In
Spain, and the common type of woman
kind ia not prepossessing, whilst, aad
to say, a Spanish woman's good looks
last but a brief span, and as she puts
on years she invariably puts oa flesh,
whilst long before she arrives at the
age when we in America consider a
woman has a right to be both "fair
and fat. the symmetry of her form ia -certainly
not of the character that an -testhetic
poet would rave a bant. In
fact, one of the chief reasons why so
few foreigners marry Spanish women
is, I believe, on this account. A man
must be very much gone on the
senorita of his choice and be possessed
of a Bayardian loyalty ii he does not
desire to escape from the engagement
on seeing his mother-in-law elect. It
is really a tax upon any man's chivalry
and devotion to be suddenly confronted
with mamma and the senoras of the
family,- and to know that the sylph
like Venta by his side will inevitably
become every whit as bulky and un
wieldy as they.
Chaperoning is rigorously exercised
In all parts of Spain, a country where
it is not respectable for a female to go
out alone. Every young woman, even
unto them who are perfectly capable
of taking ca -e of themselves, has her
chaperone when she takes her walks
Argus may have been 'cute, but In
trial of vigilance I would, I think, be
inclined to put my money on the Span
ish materfamilias, who not only keeps
her ctticks under her wing with a care
equal to that of the most devoted -mother
hen, but she can sight a possi
ble poacher long before he is visible to
the ordinary eye. But then. In justice.
it should be added that it would not be
safe for any yonng girl to walk in the
streets unattended, ' for Spaniards,
although exceedingly punctilious and
formal, are not in reality courteous.
and their views in regard to women in .
general are embraced in cynical Tal
leyrand's three golden rules: L' opp or
tunile, ISopportunite, IS opportunity.
Then a Spaniard's every-day language,
even in the presence of his women
folk, is of the most free-and-easy de
Spanish women have fewer vices
than those of many other nations.
They are naturally voluptuous, but
they are scrupulously loyal to those
whom they love, making devoted.
obedient wives, without bothering
their heads about woman s rights, or
any of those questions which vex the
souls of their more masculine-minded
sisters in this country. They have all
the curiosity and but little of the in
tuition common to their sex in European
countries. They have all the Moslem
woman's hatred of physical exercise.
Whilst the majority Of the lower classes
can hardly read or write, the educa
tion of the middle classes is practical
ly limited to a grounding in matters
appertaining to the rights and usages
sd the mother church. Their liter
ature is almost entirely of a religious
haracter, interleaved with vulgar ac
xnmts of the doing of the bull-ring'. -Of
the works of foreign authors she
'mows but little, even by name, whilst
-ter acquaintance with those of her
own countrymen is, as a rule, 'confined
!o trashy productions of a questionable
character. Madrid Letter.
alt-a Insert Whleh Kills Oft tho
Cotton Planter's Plaffae.
The greatest bane to the cotton '
planter is the coco grass. Where it
nce gets a foothold, from the time
the cotton is planted until it is harveet
d. it is one steady fight against this
active enemy; and if a rainy spell
hould happen to come up, and the
plantation work be seriously inter-
ferred with, the coco will gain such
headway that it can not be stopped
and will smother and " kill the young:
cotton. F. L. Maxwell, of Killarney
plantation, Merdron Point, in this
State, thinks he has solved the coco
problem. A West Indian planter told
him of a bug in Jamaica which showed
a great predilection for the coco. Mr.
Maxwell obtained from Jamaica sev
eral hundred eggs of the bug which is
known scientifically aa the sphaetali
Only twenty of the eggs hatched. He
began operations with these. He plant
ed the eggs in a box, raised several -crops
of them, and, when he thought
he had enough, began planting them.
in the worst coco patch on his planta
tion, scattering them three feet apart
just as though he was planting seed.
After some weeks some of the coco be
gan to wilt. An examination showed
that the worm had burrowed down two
or three feet in the ground to the nut
from which the coco springs, eaten it,
and thus killed the plant. Since the
first crop was hatched out about tha
beginning of May. five crops of worms
have been hatched, have laid their
eggs and died, and each crop has been
many fold larger than its predecessor,
until the twenty sphactales have grown
to many billions.
In one place they have destroyed ten
acres of the coco, cutting it level with
the ground, burrowing to the roots and
annihilating it, but not injuring the
cotton in the least. It is not yet known
whether it will attack other plants
than coco. In Jamaica it is said not
to injure other grasses of any kind.
Mr. Maxwell is already shipping the
worms to planters in other portions oi
the South X- O. Cor. 2T. Y. Sun.
Game is getting scarce even ia
India, and an order of the Government
of Bengal, published recently, forbida
persons, except In self-defence, to
shoot or catch an elephant or to act
any snares or traps for one, and be
tween April 1 and September SO in
each year, both days inclusive, pro
hibits the killing of deer and antelope,
hare, . pheasant, partridge, hill : "
sand grouse, peafowl. floricanS
frvarl ctuorfna-l " 'It-'-Ivd
In the country, .
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